Saturday, December 22, 2012
TVB Anniversary Awards 2012 had a new 'one person per vote' system, allowing the audience to vote for their favorite TV King and Queen. At first, everyone thought Raymond Lam would take the title because he had the most fans, but he ended up with nothing! Kate Tsui was only given the 'pork award' (condolence prize) -- "My Favorite TV Female Character" award. [Good News] obtained news from a reliable source of the voting results. On the night of the awards show, TVB announced there was a total of 1,542,922 votes. TV King and Queen each had around 110,000 of the votes. According to the reliable source, Kenneth Ma was actually in second place for TV King, just 30,000 votes behind Wayne Lai; On the TV Queen side, Kate Tsui was in second place with around 30,000 votes behind Tavia Yeung. Raymond Lam did not even make it on the top three.
It was understood, the two TVB executive giants Virgina Lok and Catherine Tsang were in a battle. Catherine insisted on delaying the awards ceremony until the two anniversary series The Confidant and Silver Spoon Sterling Shackles finishes its broadcast, so her favorite artists Wayne Lai and Tavia Yeung could have extra time to boost their momentum and get in more votes, and plus the finales frequently become the hot topics in the city. Results, Wayne and Tavia successfully won the awards. Virgina Lok saw right through Catherine's plot. This directly affected her favorite artists Raymond Lam and Kate Tsui's votes. No wonder the two are attacking back! Apparently Raymond and Kate are fighting back by refusing to accept any TVB series next year. Next year, Raymond is concentrating more on music, Mainland dramas and movies; Kate will be focused more in movies.
[Oriental Daily] Yesterday Wayne accepted an interview and when speaking of Raymond and Kate calling it quits on series for next year, he said: "Why would that be? They have lots of opportunities in Mainland and they won't stop filming." Raymond fans are upset that their idol didn't win? He said: "I'm sure, but I believe Raymond is not as unhappy as his fans are. He's been in this industry for over 10 years and understand the rules of the game. The reaction Raymond's fans had is normal."
It was also rumored Wayne's son (Lai Jing Kiu) joined TVB, so he renewed his contract in exchange for the award. Wayne said: "The logic is all wrong. If this is true, then I should give the money and award back to TVB. It is completely fabricated. I'm not against my son joining the entertainment industry, but don't make it a father-son collaboration."
In regards to Kenneth Ma losing to Wayne by 30,000 votes, Kenneth said: "Really? I never thought I would get that many votes, thank you all for the support." Asked about Raymond not even in the top three? He said: "Huh? I don't dare to comment any further, I'm afraid there will be more gossips." Kenneth expressed he does not believe in renewing contract in exchange for awards. He reveals he still has a long way to go in his contract.
Yesterday morning, Tavia Yeung celebrated her TV Queen victory with the cast of SSSS, including Damian Lau, Mary Hon, JJ Jia, etc. It turns out the gathering was to celebrate the Winter Festival as well as Tavia's TV Queen victory. She uploaded their group photo on Weibo and expressed her gratefulness: "If tomorrow (today) is Dooms Day, then to be able to have this reunion with you all, I'm already satisfied!"
Source: Oriental Daily, Good News (by ON.CC), Credit: HKChannel
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum
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